Things to Do During May Half-term in London

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Get ready for a week of family fun in London during the May half-term holiday 2017 (also known as summer half-term).

Plan your May school holiday break with our guide to the top things to do during half-term in London. Discover family-friendly museums, half-term activities and kids' shows, and take the children outdoors to London's parks and playgrounds on a sunny day.

May Half-term Events in London

  • Spot a life-size bear, hippo and giraffe made out of grass in WWT London Wetland Centre's Grass Animal Zoo, before exploring the nature reserve. 27 May-4 Jun
  • Celebrate London’s trees and woodlands this half-term with walks, trails and storytelling for all the family during London Tree Week. 27 May-4 Jun
  • Explore the city's past with one-day-only events and displays on London History Day. 31 May
  • Pack a picnic and head to Hampton Court Palace to see Britain’s most gruesome characters brought to life in an open-air performance of Horrible Histories. 27 May-3 Jun
  • Learn about the world's toughest and most shocking animals with interactive half-term show Gruesome Nature Live! at ZSL London Zoo. 27 May-4 Jun
  • Take The Sailor’s Challenge aboard Cutty Sark to prove that you have what it takes to join the crew. 29 May-4 Jun
  • Discover surprising facts about Victoria and Albert, and explore the Victorian classroom and East End Kitchen for free at the Ragged School Museum. 31 May-1 Jun
  • Move and dance to the sounds of the city at London Transport Museum. 27 May-4 Jun
  • Look out for more kids' half-term activities at London’s attractions and children's museums during the school holiday.

Family Attractions in London

Kids' Outdoors Activities during Summer Half-term

Half-term Children's Shows in London

Where to Stay and Where to Eat with Kids in London

For more family day out ideas this half-term, take a look at our guide to London for kids, including our roundups of 101 things to do with children and with teenagers.

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